Women in German Studies (WIGS) 30th Anniversary Conference at Aston University, 9-10 Nov 2018

orriginalpicturelogoGerman at Aston is proud to be hosting the 30th Anniversary Conference of the Women in German Studies subject association.

We have an exciting line-up of papers from all areas of German studies:

Friday 9 November

14:00-14:30       Registration

14:30-17:00 Postgraduate and ECR Workshop (Cadbury Room)

Post-PhD opportunities: getting published, applying for funding and more!

Alex Lloyd (Oxford): Academic Publishing: My Part in its Downfall 

Elisabeth Wielander (Aston): The Reluctant Academic 

Ellen Pilsworth (Reading): All You Need is Love [and good Time Management and a Self-Care Practice]

Lyn Marven (Liverpool): Open Access Publishing and Modern Languages Online (MLO) 

Mary Boyle (Maynooth): Applying for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships

17:00-17:30       Coffee Break

17:45          Welcome

18:00      Prize-giving: Postgraduate Essay Prize & First Book Proposal Prize

20:00    Conference Dinner at The Lost & Found, Bennetts Hill

 

Saturday 10 November

9.30-10.30  Parallel Panels (1/2)

Panel 1 – Early Modern (10th Floor, NX02)

Mary Boyle (Maynooth): Women’s Reception of the Nibelungenlied at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century

Alexandra Lloyd (Oxford): “Lieblingsrose historischer Gärtner!”: Joan of Arc in the German Literary Imagination

Panel 2 – Illness and Social Norms (Cadbury Room)

Nina Schmidt (FU Berlin): Beyond the Personal: The Social Critique of German Graphic Medicine 

Katherine Stone (Warwick): #RegrettingMotherhood in Germany: Between Societal Taboo and Feminist Protest

10:30-11:00       Coffee

11:00-12:00       Panel 3

Panel 3 – Literature and Politics (Cadbury Room)

Sarah Colvin (Jesus College, Cambridge): Can the incarcerated subaltern speak – and who’s listening? The problem of prisoner knowledge 

Allyson Fiddler (Lancaster): Marlene Streeruwitz: Punctuation, Politics, and Theatricality

12:00-13:00 – Keynote Lecture (Cadbury Room)

Elizabeth Boa (Nottingham): Changing times – changing my mind?: feminism, ecocriticism, identity politics

13:00-14:00       Lunch (Cadbury Room)

14:00-15:00    AGM

15:00-16:30   Parallel Panels (4/5)

Panel 4 – Identity and Otherness (Cadbury Room)

Maren Rohe (Birmingham): Perceptions of Germany in Poland – evidence from narrative interviews with Warsaw university students

Heike Krüsemann (Reading): Language learning motivation and the discursive representation of German in UK school settings and the press 

Hilary Potter (Leeds): Otherness? On the intersections of identity

Panel 5 – Genre (10th Floor, NX02)

Stephanie Homer (IMLR, London): The resilience of the Kindertransport refugee 

Mary Ikoniadou (Manchester Metropolitan): Brechtian dialectics on the design layout of an illustrated magazine in the GDR

Abbey Rees-Hales (Birmingham): “With quite unrestrained female indiscretion”: Charlotte Berend, Anita Berber and the graphically-graphic body

To register as delegate for the conference, please go to the Aston University Online Store